Lemony Shaved Asparagus Linguine + How to Get More Protein Into Your Pasta Dinners

Lemony Shaved Asparagus Linguine

Choose a higher protein linguine option, like chickpea, over traditional and this simple vegetarian pasta dinner packs in 34 grams of protein per serving.

Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 549 kcal
Author Hello Veggie


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic divided
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces dry linguine I used Banza, cooked until just al dente (a minute or two less than the package instructions)
  • 1 pound asparagus sliced into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil


  1. In a large skillet over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil until it's shimmering.
  2. Crush one of the garlic cloves in a garlic press; add it to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the panko and toast it until it's lightly browned, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Season the panko mixture with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl. Wipe the skillet clean to remove any remaining crumbs.
  4. Return the skillet to the stovetop, still on medium heat. Crush the second garlic clove. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the linguine and asparagus; toss to coat (tongs work well for this).
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the lemon zest, juice, parmesan cheese and basil; toss again to distribute the ingredients evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then divide into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons of the panko mixture and additional parmesan, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Don't want to fuss with shaving the asparagus? Just cut it into 1-inch pieces and steam until tender, then toss in the skillet with the linguine.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Shaved Asparagus Linguine
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 175
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.4g30%
Saturated Fat 2.4g15%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 19.1g80%
Sugar 12.8g14%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.